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Use of a keyboard when composing music


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Tony Watson
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« on: June 29, 2009, 09:38:12 pm »

Prokofiev said that his Classical Symphony was (amongst other things) an exercise in not using a piano to compose.

Sullivan never used a piano to compose. (Well, hardly ever.)

But I don't see how the more harmonically adventurous composers of the twentieth centuries could have done otherwise.

I assume we're not talking about composing piano music but music for other instruments, especially an orchestra. I suppose the thing is the end result shouldn't sound like orchestrated piano music. Can anyone think of a piece for orchestra that sounds as such?
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